My husband and I have been married 35 years and are both professionals (MD/PhDs). We are considering a move to the Philippines for retirement. Since we have both been travelers we are not concerned about the issues of culture challenges. The main concern we have is the social culture that I will find as a female, middle age, professional, financially independent. So far I see a series of lovely Filipino women, but frankly have seen nothing on women who are professionals and successful in their own right. Women that are financial and professional equals to their husbands or partners. Are there mature successful professional females as expats?